Sunday March 29, 2020

Show me the money, Ryan tells potential partners

Green Party leader wants commitment to investment in public transport, housing and carbon emissions in return for support

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
18th February, 2020
The Green Party’s 12 TDs approach the plinth outside Leinster House. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Eamon Ryan is in many ways the opposite of Jerry Maguire, the larger-than-life sports agent played by Tom Cruise in the 1996 film.

Since the general election, the Green Party leader has remained calm and expressed a willingness to talk to every other party.

When he walked out on the Leinster House plinth with the Green Party’s 12 TDs today, though, there was a definite message of “show me the money”, Maguire’s most famous catchphrase....

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

To many observers’ bemusement, the Social Democrats have shown no inclination whatsoever to go into government following their impressive election showing

Michael Brennan | 15 hours ago

Gardaí are granted powers to demand people’s names and addresses to see if they are more than 2km from their homes

Michael Brennan | 15 hours ago

Draft variation to development plan aims to curtail proposed housing developments

Barry J Whyte | 15 hours ago